John Pursch lives in Tucson, Arizona. Twice nominated for Best of the Net, his work has appeared in many literary journals. A collection of his poetry, Intunesia, is available at http://www.lulu.com/
spotlight/whiteskybooks. Check out his experimental lit-rap video at https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=l33aUs7obVc. He’s @johnpursch on Twitter and john.pursch on Facebook.
a sun-bronzed hand
trails rust on stone.
connects my ribs
as sky dissolves
in teleported haze.
Silence As a Second Language
For the past ten years
I’ve been going to night school,
studying silence as a second language.
For my final project
I’m building a time machine
that will enable us to visit the present.